Vonore, Tenn., April 4, 2024 — Genera, a leading company in sustainable plant-based packaging and biobased products, extends its warmest congratulations to Sam Jackson, Ph.D., on his appointment to a key leadership role at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology.

Sam, a longstanding leader at Genera, most recently serving as Vice President of Feedstock & Supply Chain, has been instrumental in advancing our mission to promote sustainability and transition to a biobased economy. In his new capacity, Sam will spearhead efforts to foster collaboration among research, development, and commercialization partners, including Genera, to further accelerate and expand the biobased economy in the Southeast region.

Genera is confident that Sam’s leadership will further enhance this pivotal initiative and extends full support for his new role at HudsonAlpha. Our ongoing collaboration with HudsonAlpha through the NSF Engine effort will undoubtedly bolster collective endeavors to drive innovation and sustainability in the biobased industry.

“We are thrilled for Sam as he embarks on this new chapter of his career,” said Ben Mascarello, CEO at Genera. “His contributions to Genera have been immense, and we are confident that he will bring the same level of dedication and expertise to his role at HudsonAlpha. We eagerly anticipate our continued partnership with Sam and HudsonAlpha as we collectively advance the biobased economy.”

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